Nagkaisa! condemns violence against workers across the country

Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition is deeply concerned over the spate of violence that befell workers in separate incidents across the country. “We condemn in the strongest terms possible, the attempted murder of a trade union leader in Cebu City and the violent dispersal of striking workers of food giant NutriAsia and their supporters, in Marilao, Bulacan,”… Read more »

Kalipunan condemns the issuance of arrest warrants against former lawmakers

Kalipunan ng mga Kilusang Masa (KALIPUNAN) —a coalition of labor, urban poor, peasant, women, human rights and environmental defenders’ organizations—condemns the issuance of arrest warrants for murder charges against former lawmakers Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casino, Liza Maza (current secretary of the National Anti-Poverty Commission), and Rafael Mariano (former agrarian reform secretary of President Duterte). The… Read more »

ENDO to survive beyond Duterte’s Administration sans Security of Tenure Law – SENTRO

Endo or labor only contracting will survive well beyond the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte unless the Security of Tenure (SOT) is certified as urgent, a labor group said on Tuesday, citing wrong data the president used during the State of the Nation Address (SONA). During SONA, Mr. Duterte claimed that his campaign against endo… Read more »

SENTRO Statement for SONA 2018

This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the third under the Duterte administration. While the chief executive will no doubt use this opportunity to present the supposed achievements and the future promises of the national government before a national audience, We, the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa assert, that behind the… Read more »

Labor group expects “good” SONA

Nagkaisa Labor Coalition, the largest coalition of worker’s organization in the country expects a “good” SONA from President Duterte. “It should be a SONA that would squarely address economic woes and political issues besetting the country today”, said Nagkaisa spokesperson Ka Rene Magtubo. Nagkaisa expects the President’s SONA should contain the following: – Addressing the… Read more »

United Labor SONA : The Real State of Labor under Duterte Exposed

A few days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA), the labor sector once again showcased working class unity. The country’s major labor centers under the Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) presented the real state of Filipino workers to media under the two years of President Duterte. “No… Read more »

Workers urge gov’t to certify tenure bill as urgent

The workers belonging to Sentro ng mga Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa (Sentro) are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the Security of Tenure Bill as urgent, as the Executive Order 51 failed to address contractualization. The House of Representatives has already passed HB House Bill 6908, or “An Act Strengthening the Security of Tenure of… Read more »

Charter Change: Changing the rules to allow dictatorship

Opening the 1987 Constitution to amendments via a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) will only enable the few to forward their own interests, allow the President and other incumbents to stay in power beyond their terms, or establish a transitional or permanent dictator along the way. On July 9, 2018, a draft federal constitution was submitted by… Read more »

Response From Migrant Worker Communities  and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia

In response to the ongoing enforcement operations on undocumented migrant workers by the Immigration Department of Malaysia and as per press release (31 May 2018) by the Home Affairs Minister of Malaysia, YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin, of the new Pakatan Harapan government, we the migrant community and CSOs concerned about migrants’ rights… Read more »

Statement on the Conduct of “Oplan Galugad” and the Murder of Genesis Argoncillo

The Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth (APL-Youth, an affiliate of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued conduct of Oplan Galugad, which resulted in the death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo, as well as the unjust incarceration of many others. Clearly, this current drive to “discipline” “vagrants” or “tambays”… Read more »

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    IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY rare coincidence, the country’s organized women will celebrate not one but three “victories” that were successively achieved a few months before today’s observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). While delighted with the ratification of the “Domwork” Convention and the enactment into law of erstwhile “Kasambahay” and RH bills – which all… Read more »

  • FOI: Mag-Ingat sa Hindi Tunay

    Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives… Read more »

  • Statement of Asia Social Movements on Climate Change at the Asia Social Movements Assembly during the World Social Forum on Migrations, Manila, Philippines

    We have seen climate change related phenomena with intensity never seen before, like Hurricane Sandy, in many parts of the world in the past year. We no longer have the luxury of time as incidents of increasingly severe storms, floods, droughts, disruption of water cycles and other similar events are becoming the “new normal” for… Read more »

  • Coke Workers Pressed FEMSA to Stop Coke’s War Against Regular Jobs

    “Hey Coke, how many regular jobs have you killed today?” This is the chant of hundreds of workers belonging to the Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions in the Philippines (ACCUP) and their supporters from the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL-Sentro) and NAGKAISA during a rally today in front of the Coca-Cola headquarters in Makati. The workers… Read more »

  • CALL TO ASIA SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ASSEMBLY IN MANILA

    Building solidarity and strengthening our struggles to address the economic and climate crisis in the fight to change the system Last September 17, 2012, in an inspiring expression of solidarity from the South to the North, more than 35 social movements and civil society organizations from Asia together with regional networks, international organizations and social… Read more »

  • Workers Denounce Destruction of Regular Jobs in Coca-Cola, Warned the Buyer of Coca-Cola Philippines – Beware

    At least 300 Coca-Cola workers belonging to the Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions in the Philippines (ACCUP) and their allies swooped down on the transnational corporation’s headquarters in Makati to denounce the ongoing destruction of union jobs in in the company. This comes at a time when Coca-Cola Philippines is up for sale by The Coca-Cola… Read more »